Happiness Runs (2010)

Happiness Runs
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mark Young Actor Victor 1 1000001
Hanna Hall Actor Becky 1 1000002
Jesse Plemons Actor Chad 1 1000003
Laura Peters Actor Rachel 1 1000004
Shiloh Fernandez Actor Shiloh 1 1000005
Andie MacDowell Actor Victor's Mom 1 1000006
Rutger Hauer Actor Insley 1 1000007
Steven Parker Actor Teo 1 1000008
Joseph Castanon Actor Little Mackie 1 1000011
Bonita Friedericy Actor Victor's Mother 1 1000012
Tyler Steelman Actor Nardo 1 1000013
Victoria De Mare Actor n/a 1 1000014
Paul McCarthy-Boyington Actor Sam 1 1000015
Sarah Coughlan Actor Rainn 1 1000016
Kirsten Berman Actor Jenny 1 1000017
Nicole Smolen Actor n/a 1 1000018
Rich Sickler Actor Harris 1 1000019
Tony Swift Actor n/a 1 1000020
Eric Steelman Actor n/a 1 1000021
Channing Swift Actor n/a 1 1000022
Loni LiPuma Actor n/a 1 1000023
AnnaLisa Erickson Actor Nancy 1 1000024
Kenyetta Lethridge Actor n/a 1 1000025
Mark Junior Actor Victor's Father 1 1000026
Ann Magnuson Actor n/a 1 1000027
Adam Sherman Director n/a 2 2000001
Stephen Israel Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tatiana Kelly Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Linda Phillips-Palo Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Paul Palo Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Adam Sherman Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Rob Bola Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Paul Hart-Wilden Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Aaron Platt Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Victor Macias Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000002
Alejandro Wilkins Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000003
Jonathan Alberts Editor n/a 172 7000001
Carlos Castillon Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Johnny Klimek Music n/a 120781 8000001
Reinhold Heil Music n/a 120781 8000002
Natalie Boone Junior Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000003
Michael Fitzgerald Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Rodrigo Cabal Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Lisa Marinaccio Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Linda Phillips-Palo Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Paul Palo Casting Director n/a 157 10000002
Emily Batson Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Gloria Conrad Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000002
Judy Staats Makeup Makeup Department 353 13000003
Vanessa Cartier Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000004
Sean Conklin Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000005
Benjamin Hoekstra Boom Operator n/a 215 14000001
Rudy Zasloff Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000002
Christian Schaanning Sound Design n/a 120905 14000003
Joe Milner Supervising Sound Editor n/a 328 14000004
Jason Goodell Lighting Technician n/a 120907 15000001
Neil Phillips Grip n/a 365 15000002
Evan Pesses Gaffer n/a 268 15000003
Tony Snegoff Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Rodrigo Cabral Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Synopsis
Victor is a young boy who begins to realize the shortcomings of the utopian ideals of the hippie commune where he was raised. He and his friends run free through a life devoid of adult involvement, as their parents, including Victor's mother, have become little more than deluded shells under the seductive ideas of the guru Insley. Preoccupied with Insley's free love philosophy, the adults of the community overlook the painful reality that the self-destructive behavior of their children is most certainly due to early exposure to sex and drugs. Victor's world is further complicated by the return of Becky, his childhood love, who is drawn back to the commune by the terminal illness of her father. Fully the product of her environment, Becky is a whirlwind of promiscuity and drug use. It is Becky's state - forever on the verge of collapse - that finally leads Victor to understand that there is no future for his generation at the commune. His quest for escape drives the film, as he searches for any source of support in his desire to get away and begin a life of his own - a life freed from the oppressive "freedom" that defines the commune.